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    Quick shutdown (Windows XP sp2)

    I recently purchased Windows XP Timesaving Techniques for Dummies. Technique # 6 on page 57 tells you how to create a quick shutdown. My questions are - Is there a reason I should or should not use this? Are there times when I should use the "old fashioned" way? What was the original time setting?

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    Re: Quick shutdown (Windows XP sp2)

    I prefer to let Windows handle it on its own. I don't see any real advantage to a quick shutdown. Unless, of course, you're in a hurry to not use the computer. <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20>
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    Re: Quick shutdown (Windows XP sp2)

    The only reason I can think of is if your UPS battery is about to die during a power cut and you don't want a power-off shutdown.

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    Re: Quick shutdown (Windows XP sp2)

    I would use the "old fashioned" way every time. Forcing a shut down just is not how the OS was designed to be used.

    I think in the long run, if things (programs and services) are shut down properly, one is to have less issues.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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